Citation of Excellence
New Jersey State Council on the Arts

Artists Residencies

2014 Konrad Artist in Residence Program

Program Description

PCNJ offers an annual 6 week summer residency to professional artists who are interested in developing new and innovative work in printmaking, papermaking and their related disciplines. PCNJ welcomes applicants with diverse perspectives, personal narrative and style. PCNJ does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or socioeconomic background. Applications must be post marked by March 1, 2014.

PCNJ’s Artist-in-Residence (AiR) is supported by a grant from the Adolf Konrad Foundation. The Foundation, created in memory of the renowned artist, provides an opportunity to one artist each year to utilize the Center’s Printmaking Studios. Adolf Konrad understood the many benefits a studio can provide for an artist who needs intense concentration to conceptualize, explore and create a new body of work. PCNJ is committed to helping arrange for the special needs of the artist, publicity for both the artist and the program, and to providing exposure for the artist’s work.

Benefits for the Artist-in-Residence (AiR)

*Use of a professional studio and related equipment.
*A $1,000 stipend to support the residency and offset the cost of supplies.
*Uninterrupted time to explore new ideas and techniques.
*Interaction with a new community of artists.
*Publicity in local and regional media.
*An opportunity to exhibit work created during the residency in PCNJ’s Library Gallery.

Residency Requirements

  • PCNJ seeks applicants working in printmaking and its related disciplines, preferably in a non-toxic format.
  • The AiR MUST BE self-sufficient in a printmaking studio.
  • The AiR shall use the studio in a manner that demonstrates a strong commitment to the program.
  • He/she will spend at least 20 hours a week at PCNJ, which can include days, nights, and weekends.
  • The residency will take place during a 6 week period between May and July, 2014.
  • The AiR must provide his/her own housing and transportation to and from the studio.
  • The goal of the AiR should be to complete a new body of work. This could include print editions, artist books, papermaking, and installations, among others.
  • The AiR is also responsible for offering a limited number of events at PCNJ, such as lectures, demonstrations, workshops and publicity functions, the final details of which will be written and agreed upon in the AiR’s Contract.
  • The AiR will donate a small portion of the work completed during the residency to PCNJ, the final details of which will be written and agreed upon in the AiR’s Contract.

Application Criteria

Prospective AiRs must forward a packet to PCNJ that includes:

  1. Application Form
  2. A professional C.V., resume, or bio.
  3. One letter of reference from a professional source, such as a department Chair, academic colleague, former professor, curator, arts administrator, etc.
  4. 20 examples of work on CD; 72 dpi and 1024 x 768 pixels per image. Each image must include the artist’s name, date, medium, and size. PCNJ is looking for a strong body of work, which does not need to be limited to just printmaking.
  5. A one-page Artist Statement.

Other Considerations

Matriculating students are not eligible to apply. Application materials will not be returned without including a stamped, self-addressed envelope. There is no entry fee.


Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2014.
Selected artist and one alternate will be notified by March 15, 2014.
Residency period will take place any time between May and July, 2014.
The AiR’s exhibition will open in December, 2014.

Click here for an AiR application form.

Please send applications to:
AiR Program
440 River Road
Branchburg, NJ 08876

For more information, please call (908) 725-2110

2014 Konrad Artist-in-Residence Committee

Terry Boddie

Terry Boddie works as a photographer and multi-disciplinary artist who explores the historical and contemporary aspects of memory, migration, and globalization. The images often blur the distinctions between photography, drawing, and painting. He teaches Photography and Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Terry is the recipient of numerous residencies and fellowships including the Studio Museum of Harlem Artist In Residence, Center for Photography at Woodstock Fellowship, the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, The Center for Book Arts Artist in Residence, and Marie Sharpe Walsh Artist in Residence. He is on the Artist Advisory Committee of the New York Foundation of the Arts and the Artist Advisory Board of En Foco. Terry Boddie received a 2009 NJ print fellowship from the Brodsky Center and a 2009 Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Terry has his gallery and workspace in the Valley Arts District in Orange, NJ.

Elizabeth Mackie

Elizabeth Mackie is an Associate Professor of Art and Program Coordinator for Graphic Design at the College of New Jersey. In 1996-97 she was an Exchange Professor in the American Studies and Art Departments at Johan Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt,

Germany. She is an interdisciplinary artist who creates installations, sculpture, photography and video. Her work addresses issues of the interface between science and art, the interpretations of stories and images transformed and re-contextualized. She has participated in numerous residencies including the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Residency at the Women’s Studio Workshop and Washington and Jefferson College and has received multiple grants and fellowships for her work. Her work is shown extensively throughout the United States and abroad. She will be participating in the MUSE (Mentored Undergraduate Summer Experience) program at TCNJ this summer and would like to find a way to share the PCNJ AIR experience with her undergraduate students.

Amanda Thackery

Amanda graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with her MFA in 2012. She teaches at Princeton and Rutgers Universities. She is an artist who works in a variety of media from sculpture and installation to embroidery and stop-motion animation. Amanda has attended residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT, the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY where she was awarded a book production grant, Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle WA, and traveled to Norway as part of The Arctic Circle residency in 2013. In addition to showing her work regularly, she often curates shows, has lectured consistently about her work, and has current teaching experience in bookbinding and printmaking. Amanda’s work is in over a dozen national and international public collections including the Newark Public Library, Yale University, and Mediatheque Andre Malraux in Strasbourg, France.

Eileen Foti

Eileen Foti has served on the AIR committee numerous times at PCNJ and brings a broad knowledge of the history of the AIR selection process. Eileen teaches at William Paterson and Montclair Universities and was the master printer at the Brodsky Center For Innovative Editions at Rutgers University from 1989 to 2004, and the interim education director at Tamarind Institute from 1998-99. Her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Fine Art, Croatia; Moussem Assilah, Morocco; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Huntington Museum, West Virginia; and the Jersey City and Hunterdon Museums in New Jersey. Eileen has received fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the MidAtlantic Arts Foundation, and has had artist residencies in Morocco, South Africa, Botswana, Thailand, Croatia, Russia, and throughout the Caribbean. She is on the board of advisors for the Artist Proof Studio in Johannesburg, South Africa, and was an advisor to Crow’s Shadow Institute on the Umatilla Reservation in Oregon. In 2007 Eileen, along with Patricia Piroh, produced A Ripple in the Water: Healing Through the Arts, a film about the South African artist and activist Kim Berman. Eileen serves on the the board of directors at the Printmaking Council of New Jersey.

Liz Mitchell

Liz Mitchell served as the Board Chair at the Printmaking Center from 2008 to 2013. Her work is included in the collections of the Skillman Library and the Experimental Printmaking Institute at Lafayette College where she participated in three residencies. She has work in the corporate art collections of Johnson and Johnson, Allergan, Pennsylvania Power and Light, and in the library collections of William Paterson University, the College of St. Elizabeth, Seton Hall University, the Topeka and Shawnee Public Library and the Bibliotech Alexandrina in Alexandria Egypt. Liz is an interdisciplinary artist who creates her through printmaking, sculpture and book arts. Her work is inspired by dreams, mythology and folklore. She is a member of the faculty at the Printmaking Center of NJ.